Fall Hype

September 20, 2008

It’s one of those magnificent gorgeous fall days here in Charlotte!! Blue sky, crisp air – I’m wearing a sweater!!

We started the day with a trip to the gym. Today it just felt right to go first so the rest of the day was wide open. Sometimes I have the hardest time going first, but I think it’s the cooler air. We did the usual – biked there, 35 minutes ET, some upper body lifting (machines and pull-ups today), and biked home.

I settled down to a hot bowl of oatmeal a little later –


I decided to try an Honest Foods Country Square on my oats in place of granola plank. The consistency wasn’t as flaky chewy, but it was still good. I really enjoyed the apple spice flavor to round out the fall morning.


  • 1/3 cup oats, milk, water
  • Small extra ripe banana
  • Wheatberries
  • Vanilla + salt
  • 1/2 a Country Square Bar
  • Peanut butter spoon


Mmmm mm!

Big mug of tea –



I’m doing laundry (the sheets), which always makes me feel organized. I think I’m going to head to Kohl’s and Target to look for some inexpensive pants and a mop bucket. Then I’m hoping to bake banana bread in time to have for lunch – if my trip doesn’t make me too hungry!

Happy Saturday All!

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1 madison (follow my weigh) September 20, 2008 at 10:34 am

i was going to make oatmeal this morning but i don’t have bananas =(! it seems you have an abundance though as you’re making banana bread! hope it turns out well!


2 Biz319 September 20, 2008 at 11:18 am

Kath, not sure if you answered this before (can’t find it now) but how long do your wheatberries last in the fridge?

I made some last weekend and wasn’t sure they would still be good.

I LOVE fall weather!

Have a fun day.


3 Charlie Hills September 20, 2008 at 11:31 am

It got a little cooler here in south, central Texas, but we still haven’t had that first “crisp” morning that I look forward to every year.

Just the first one, mind you. After that, I’d rather it went back into the 80s.


4 MKM September 20, 2008 at 11:45 am

I’m in Rochester, NY – I would gladly share some of this cool fall weather with anybody!!!! :)


5 Jenny September 20, 2008 at 11:50 am

I’m so jealous of your fall weather! Fall is my favorite season, but we probably won’t get a real taste of it until late November (in Mississippi).

Good luck with errands and banana bread today! I love Target! :)


6 daphna September 20, 2008 at 12:05 pm

Nice breakfast! So tell me about this candle! :) Do you light it every morning during breakfast? What a relaxing treat!


7 Shelby September 20, 2008 at 12:09 pm

I love adding food bars to oatmeal, they are so good that way.


8 SmA033 September 20, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Hey kath– it’s a beautiful fall morning in shelby too!
So where do you get your wheatberries from?? i found some at dean & deluca but it’s not a lot.


9 VeggieGirl September 20, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Ah yes, autumn weather is absolutely delightful.

Loving the oatmeal “add ins”!!

Can’t wait to see the banana bread!! :-)


10 magpie September 20, 2008 at 12:56 pm

I love banana bread! Hope it comes out great :)


11 ModelBehavior September 20, 2008 at 1:01 pm

OOHH I just love the start of fall and the first sweaters of the season!!


12 Amanda September 20, 2008 at 1:32 pm

I had a question about fage or greek yogurt…when you have it on the side as a part of your lunch, how much do you measure into your bowl? I usually use a half a cup which I believe is about 60 cals because I like to put honey on top. Do you think a 1/2 cup serving is filling enough as an addition to lunch? Thanks!!


13 Molly September 20, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Seeing Obama next to your oatmeal is kind of strange… still very delicious looking!

I wonder what kind of breakfast He had!! 😛


14 Kath September 20, 2008 at 3:44 pm

7-10 days.

SmA033 ,

Amanda ,
Knowing if a serving is filling enough depends on what else you’re eating, how hungry you are, etc. I usually have 1/2 a cup to a cup, depending on those things!



15 Christie I. September 21, 2008 at 8:17 am

Pretty bowl for the oats, I love those old patterns.


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